Tips and tricks
Be sure to give enough time for portfolio work and self-assessment. It is important to have the assessor present for clarifying standards during the self-assessment phase. The methods of validation of non-formal and informal learning include:
- Knowledge portfolio
- Europass or CV
- Tests and examinations
- Reflection in and on practice
- Interviews and talks
Validation can lead to formal qualification, to qualifications that are different from those awarded by education and training authorities, to some form of certification without a qualification and to access formal education and training courses.